Guide for Solidity Developers

A Solana development guide for developers with Ethereum and Solidity experience

Welcome Solidity Developers

Solidity devs, it’s time we’ve had a heart to heart or shall we say “Sol to SOL” conversation about Solana development. First, this is not meant to convince anyone that one blockchain is better than another, this isn’t about maximalism. This is about learning from each other and getting into the finer technical details about how the two platforms are different. This guide aims to be a resource for experienced Solidity developers who decide to build an application on Solana.

Does Solana support Solidity?

Not right now. Solidity was built to work really well for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). However, Solana’s smart contract VM was designed with fundamental differences from the EVM and so it currently does not support Solidity. There are two ongoing efforts to support Solidity on Solana. Read more here.

How can I do XXX on Solana?

You’ve come to the right place, this wiki is designed to answer everything a Solidity developer would need to know about building on Solana. If the wiki doesn’t cover your question, please create an issue on the wiki Github. Thanks for your contribution!


An overview of Solana and how it compares and contrasts with Ethereum, Solidity, and the EVM

Development Environment

Introduction to the Solana development environment.


A high-level overview of the Solana account model


Major differences between Ethereum and Solana transactions


A list of commonly used terms on Solana and how they map to Ethereum

Last modified May 8, 2021: new structure (755eb64)